Banishing Loneliness Through Mindful Acceptance with Emily Lindsay: PYP 316
April 2, 2019
Emily Lindsay, PhD, is lead author of an uber-important scientific paper on how to mitigate loneliness through mindfulness and acceptance training.
Lindsay is a research scientist in the Psychology Department at University of Pittsburgh who studies how mind-body practices like mindfulness and meditation affect our physiology and ultimate health outcomes. It's an important field of study, because negative mental and emotional states can be terrible for our health.
It turns out, for example, that loneliness and social isolation may be as bad for your health as smoking, or eating a crappy diet.
Which is precisely the condition that Lindsay and her team sought to address in a recent study.